Gareth Bale will join Los Angeles FC on a free transfer from Real Madrid, it has now been confirmed.

Real Madrid cult hero Bale is closing in on a move to the Major League Soccer in the USA, with Los Angeles FC.

The 32-year-old has reportedly agreed on a deal to join the club, and a lucrative contract is being finalized.

Football transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano revealed on Saturday that Bale had signed majority of the paperwork, and an official announcement is imminent.

MLS, through their official website, also confirmed a deal has been agreed for the five-time Champions League winner.

Los Angeles are one of the heavy hitters in the MLS, and are currently top of the Western Conference with the season set to come to an end in October.

Bale will become a free agent in July, after a successful spell with Real Madrid.

Earlier in the month, Bale admitted his desire to continue playing club football was mainly motivated by his desire to continue keeping fit for Wales ahead of the World Cup.

“The World Cup influences it. Any player will have one eye on the World Cup because it’s a major tournament that everyone wants to play in and test themselves,” said Bale as quoted by The Sun.

“I want to be playing going into the World Cup to be as fit as I can. Once I play regular football my body will get more robust and better.”

The transfer bring to an end speculation that the Welshman was heading to Cardiff City in the English Championship.